HOWARD FAMILY

II. EFFINGHAM / NOTTINGHAM LINE

William HOWARD (1 B. Howard of Effingham)

Born: ABT 1510

Acceded: 11 Mar 1553

Died: 21 Jan 1572/3, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England

Buried: 29 Jan 1572/3, Reigate Church

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Thomas HOWARD (2 D. Norfolk)

Mother: Agnes TILNEY (D. Norfolk)

Married 1: Catherine BROUGHTON (d. 23 Apr 1535 - bur. Lambeth) (dau. of John Broughton and Anne Sapcote) BEF 18 Jun 1531

Children:

1. Agnes (Anne) HOWARD (M. Winchester)

Married 2: Margaret GAMAGE (B. Howard of Effingham) (b. ABT 1515 - d. 1 May 1581 - bur. 18 May 1581, Reigate) (dau. of Sir Thomas Gamage and Margaret St. John) BEF 1536

Children:

2. Douglas HOWARD (B. Sheffield of Butterwick)

3. Charles HOWARD (1 E. Nottingham)

4. William HOWARD of Lingfield (Sir)

5. Frances HOWARD (C. Hertford)

6. Martha HOWARD

7. Henry HOWARD

8. Edward HOWARD (b. ABT 1550 - d. 15 Apr 1554)

9. Mary HOWARD (B. Sutton of Dudley)

10. Catherine HOWARD (Maid of Honour) (d. 22 Sep 1598)

11. Margaret HOWARD

12. Thomas HOWARD (b. ABT 1561 - d. 1600)

13. Dorothy HOWARD (b. ABT 1558)

14. Anne HOWARD (b. ABT 1560)

15. Elizabeth HOWARD(b. ABT 1562)

16. Richard HOWARD (b. ABT 1564)


Agnes (Anne) HOWARD (M. Winchester)

Died: 18 Nov 1601

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: William HOWARD (1 B. Howard of Effingham)

Mother: Catherine BROUGHTON

Married: William PAULET (3 M. Winchester) 20 Jun 1544 / 10 Nov 1548

Children:

1. William PAULET (4 M. Winchester)

2. Anne PAULET

3. Catherine PAULET

4. Elizabeth PAULET


Douglas HOWARD (B. Sheffield of Butterwick)

Born: 1545

Died: BEF 11 Dec 1608

Buried: 11 Dec 1608 St. Margaret's, Westminster, England

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: William HOWARD (1 B. Howard of Effingham)

Mother: Margaret GAMAGE (B. Howard of Effingham)

Married 1: John SHEFFIELD (2 B. Sheffield of Butterwick) ABT 1562

Children:

1. Elizabeth SHEFFIELD (C. Ormonde)

2. Edmund SHEFFIELD (1 E. Mulgrave)

Married 2: Robert DUDLEY (1 E. Leicester) May 1573, Esher, secretly -Divorced

Children:

3. Robert DUDLEY (E. Warwick)

Married 3: Edward STAFFORD of Grafton (Sir) 29 Nov 1579

Children:

4. Son STAFFORD

5. Son STAFFORD


Frances HOWARD (C. Hertford)

Born: ABT 1554

Died: 14 May 1598, London, Middlesex, England

Buried: Saint Benedict, Westminster, Middlesex, England

Notes: Possibly a twin for Martha. Maid of Honour to Elizabeth I for many years. She spoke fluent French and had many admirers. In the 1570s, Thomas Conningsby was in love with her and in a tournament carried a banner with the device of a white lion (an allusion to the Howard family crest) devouring a young cony and the words “Call you this love?” In 1573, she was her sister Douglas’s rival for the Earl of Leicester’s attentions and soon after became the object of a nine-year courtship by Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford. They married in 1582, but the Queen still kept her “Franke” at court. In 1591 the Hertfords entertained the Queen at Elvetham. Shortly thereafter, when Hertford attempted to establish the legitimacy of his sons by Lady Catherine Grey, he was imprisoned. Lady Hertford was said to have gone mad with fear for his life. The Queen wrote to reassure her that she had no intention of executing Hertford. Frances returned to court and subsequently obtained her husband’s release.

Father: William HOWARD (1 B. Howard of Effingham)

Mother: Margaret GAMAGE (B. Howard of Effingham)

Married: Edward SEYMOUR (2 C. Hertford) Nov 1595


Martha HOWARD

Born: ABT 1555

Died: 14 May 1598 / 24 Sep 1605

Notes: possibly a twin for Frances.

Father: William HOWARD (1 B. Howard of Effingham)

Mother: Margaret GAMAGE (B. Howard of Effingham)

Married: George BOURCHIER (Sir) Nov 1582, Effingham, Syrrey, England

Children:

1. Thomas BOURCHIER

2. Henry BOURCHIER (5 E. Bath)


Mary HOWARD (B. Sutton of Dudley)

Died: 21 Aug 1600

Buried: St.Margaret's, Westminster

Notes: Dates given for her birth range from 1537 to 1548. Maid of Honour to Elizabeth I before 1566. In that year, the Queen presented her with a purple velvet loose gown, and at some point before his death that year, poet Richard Edwards wrote of her "Howarde is not haughte/But of such smylinge cheare/That wolde aleve eche gentill harte/His love to holde full clere". Some years before her marriage, she figured in a case for a report says she had contracted a secret marriage to Thomas Southwell (b. 1542 - d. 1572), and although they both denied it, the matter was taken seriously enough to require investigation by Mathew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury. Once he determined that no marriage had taken place, Mary married Edward Sutton, 4th Baron Dudley, in 1570, as his third wife. They had no children. She remarried in 1587. Her second husband was Richard Mompesson and she was the first of his three wives.

Father: William HOWARD (1 B. Howard of Effingham)

Mother: Margaret GAMAGE (B. Howard of Effingham)

Married 1: Edward SUTTON (4 B. Sutton of Dudley) 1570

Married 2: Richard MOMPESSON (b. 1548 - d. 1627) (son of William Mompesson and Brigitte Brown) AFT 1586


Charles HOWARD (1 E. Nottingham)

Born: 1536

Acceded: 22 Oct 1597

Died: 14 Dec 1624, Haling House near Croydon, Surrey

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: William HOWARD (1 B. Howard of Effingham)

Mother: Margaret GAMAGE (B. Howard of Effingham)

Married 1: Catherine CAREY (C. Nottingham) Jul 1563

Children:

1. Frances HOWARD (C. Kildare/B. Cobham)

2. William HOWARD (3 B. Howard of Effingham)

3. Charles HOWARD (2 E. Nottingham)

4. Margaret HOWARD

5. Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Carrick)

Married 2: Margaret STUART (C. Nottingham) Sep 1603

Children:

6. Charles HOWARD (3 E. Nottingham)

7. Anne HOWARD (B. Garlies)


Frances HOWARD (C. Kildare/B. Cobham)

Buried: 11 Jul 1628, Westminster Abbey

Notes: After Kildare death, she returned to England and became a lady in waiting, vying with a maid of honor, Margaret Radcliffe, for the attentions of Henry Brooke, Baron Cobham. She wed Cobham c. 1600/01 but they did not remain on good terms long. She also feuded for many years with Elizabeth Throckmorton, Lady Raleigh, over her refusal to help Elizabeth win the Queen's forgiveness for her clandestine marriage. In the "Calendar of State Papers - Ireland- we read : "The Queen to the vice treasurer for the Countess of Kildare (1602) Francis (sic) Cobham, late Countess of Kildare and late dowager of Henry, the late Earl of Kildare, has a jointure in Ireland, the profits whereof since our alteration of our coin there have become less beneficial to her, by reason of the charge there on exchange of moneys of that standard into the standard of England, where she lives in attendance upon our person.
Out of respect for her we are ready to extend to her a favour which we do not grant to others, and to declare that her jointure shall be of such value to her as if there had not been any change in our moneys. For every 100l of the new standard which she assigns shall hereafter deliver to you, you shall cause her to be paid 100l sterling here, without any defalcation for the exchange or any other charge which, by our late proclamation, is laid upon the exchange of moneys of Ireland into England; provided that the Countess do not bring to be exchanged in any year more than 700l.
" Frances was obviously a favorite of Queen Elizabeth to have been granted this financial advantage.

At Elizabeth Tudor’s death, Frances was one of two Countesses appointed to lead a delegation of ladies to meet Queen Anne. They were supposed to wait in Berwick, but Frances rushed on to Edinburgh in the hope of winning a position in the Privy Chamber. She did serve as Princess Elizabeth’s governess for a time. Frances’s husband was involved in the plot to assassinate King James and was sent to the Tower in Jul 1603. He was released in 1617 in ill health and died in poverty soon afterward. Frances attempted to obtain a pardon for him, but only in order to save the estate. After his death, she was granted lands worth 5000, but they were held in trust for her by her father and two friends. She continued to occupy Cobham Hall, where the King visited her in 1622. In 1620, she took charge of her granddaughter, Mary Stuart O’Donnell, intending to make the girl her heir, but Mary ran away in 1626 rather than marry the Protestant suitor Frances had picked out for her.

Father: Charles HOWARD (1 E. Nottingham)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (C. Nottingham)

Married 1: Henry "Na Tuagh" FITZGERALD (12 E. Kildare) BEF 22 Feb 1590

Children:

1. Bridget FITZGERALD

2. Elizabeth FITZGERALD

Married 2: Henry BROOKE (6 B. Cobham) contract 27 May 1601

Howard,Frances(CKildare).jpg (15232 bytes) Frances Howard, Countess of Kildare

by Marcus Gheeraerts


Margaret HOWARD

Father: Charles HOWARD (1 E. Nottingham)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (C. Nottingham)

Married: Richard LEVENSON (Sir)


Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Carrick)

Died: Jan 1645/6

Buried: 31 Mar 1646, Greenwich, Kent, England

Notes: Maid of Honour to Elizabeth I. On 10 Jun 1605, she had an annuity granted of 200 per ann on the decease of Elizabeth Leighton.

Father: Charles HOWARD (1 E. Nottingham)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (C. Nottingham)

Married 1: Robert SOUTHWELL (Sir) 1583

Children:

1. Elizabeth SOUTHWELL

2. Catherine SOUTHWELL

3. Thomas SOUTHWELL (Sir)

Married 2: John STEWART (E. Carrick) 26 Oct 1604 Chelsea, Middlesex, England

Children:

4. Margaret STEWART

Howard,Elizabeth(C.Carrick)01.jpg (473590 bytes)

Elizabeth Howard,  Countess of Carrick

by an unknown artist

Coll. of Major Harold Pearson


William HOWARD (3 B. Howard of Effingham)

Born: 27 Dec 1577, Effingham, Surrey, England

Christened: 3 Jan 1578, Reigate, England

Acceded: 22 Jun 1596, Effingham, Surrey, England

Died: 28 Nov 1615, Hampton, Middlesex, England

Buried: Chelsea

Father: Charles HOWARD (1 E. Nottingham)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (C. Nottingham)

Married: Anne St. JOHN (B. Howard of Effingham) 7 Feb 1596/7, Chelsea

Children:

1. Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Peterborough)


Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Peterborough)

Born: 19 Jan 1602/03, Arundel House

Died: Nov 1671, Drayton, Northampton, England

Buried: 18 Nov 1671, Chelsea

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.V,p.10,note e.

Father: William HOWARD (3 B. Howard of Effingham)

Mother: Anne St. JOHN (B. Howard of Effingham)

Married: John MORDAUNT (1 E. Peterborough) 31 Mar 1620, Pre-Nuptial /  BEF 7 Apr 1621

Children:

1. Henry MORDAUNT (2 E. Peterborough)

2. John MORDAUNT (V. Mordaunt) (b. 18 Jun 1626, Lowick, Northampton, England - d. 05 Jun 1675, Parson's Green, Middlesex, England) (m. Elizabeth Carey ABT 1656)

3. Elizabeth MORDAUNT (d. BEF Jun 1677) (m. Thomas Howard, 2 B. Howard of Escrick)

4. William MORDAUNT


Charles HOWARD (2 E. Nottingham)

Born: 17 Sep 1579, The Manor Place, Bletchingley

Died: 3 Oct 1642, Leatherhead

Buried: Reigate

Father: Charles HOWARD (1 E. Nottingham)

Mother: Catherine CAREY (C. Nottingham)

Married 1: Charity WITH (d. 18 Dec 1618 - bur. 20 Dec 1618, Fletching) (dau. of Robert White) 19 May 1597 Sheffield, Fletching

Married 2: Mary COKAYNE (C. Nottingham) (bapt. 12 Oct 1598 London, St. Andrew's Undershaft - d. 6 Feb 1651 - bur. Reigate) (dau. of Sir William Cokayne of Rushton, Lord Mayor of London and Mary Morris) 22 Apr 1620, St. Peter le Poor, London, Middlesex, England


Charles HOWARD (3 E. Nottingham)

Born: 25 Dec 1610, Haling House

Died: 26 Apr 1681, Mortlake, Surrey, England

Father: Charles HOWARD (1 E. Nottingham)

Mother: Margaret STUART (C. Nottingham)

Married: Arabella SMITH (C. Nottingham) (d. 16 Jan 1682 - bur. St.Mary, Savoy, Midx) (dau. of Edward Smith) BEF 30 Jun 1627


Anne HOWARD (B. Garlies)

Born: ABT 1612

Father: Charles HOWARD (1 E. Nottingham)

Mother: Margaret STUART (C. Nottingham)

Married: Alexander STEWART (B. Garlies) 29 Dec 1627 London


William HOWARD of Lingfield (Sir)

Born: ABT 1540, Lingfield, Surrey, England

Acceded: Lingfield, Sussex, England

Died: 2 Sep 1600, Haling House, Croyden, Surrey, England

Father: William HOWARD (1 B. Howard of Effingham)

Mother: Margaret GAMAGE (B. Howard of Effingham)

Married: Frances GOULDWELL (d. ABT 1614) (dau. of William Gouldwell)

Children:

1. Edward HOWARD (Sir)

2. Francis HOWARD (Sir)

3. Charles HOWARD (Sir)

4. Honora HOWARD


Edward HOWARD (Sir)

Died: 1620

Father: William HOWARD of Lingfield (Sir)

Mother: Frances GOULDWELL


Francis HOWARD (Sir)

Died: 7 Jul 1651

Father: William HOWARD of Lingfield (Sir)

Mother: Frances GOULDWELL

Married: Jane MONSON (dau. of Sir William Monson and Dorothy Wallop) 4 Jul 1604

Children:

1. Charles HOWARD of Eastwick


Charles HOWARD of Eastwick

Died: 20 Mar 1673

Father: Francis HOWARD (Sir)

Mother: Jane MONSON

Married: Frances COURTHOPE (d. 6 May 1681) (dau. of Sir George Courthope)

Children:

1. Francis HOWARD (5 B. Howard of Effingham)

2. George HOWARD

3. Jane HOWARD (m. Thomas Methold)


George HOWARD

Died: 13 Dec 1684

Father: Charles HOWARD of Eastwick

Mother: Frances COURTHOPE

Married: Anne KIDDER (dau. of Thomas Kidder)

Children:

1. Thomas HOWARD


Francis HOWARD  (5 B. Howard of Effingham)

Born: 1643

Died: 30 Mar 1695

Buried: Lingfield

Father: Charles HOWARD of Eastwick

Mother: Frances COURTHOPE

Married 1: Philadelphia PELHAM 8 Jul 1673

Children:

1. Thomas HOWARD (6 B. Howard of Effingham)

2. Francis HOWARD (1 E. Effingham)

3. Philadelphia HOWARD

4. Margaret Frances HOWARD

5. Elizabeth HOWARD (m.1 William Roberts - m.2 William Hutcheson)

Married 2: Susan FELTON (dau. of Sir Henry Felton of Playford, 2 Bt. and Susanna Tollemache) 20 Jan 1690, St.Giles's-in-the-Fields


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